With a step-by-step method for accurate interpretation of the ECG, this third edition of Rapid ECG Interpretation describes a systematic approach consistent with the changes in cardiology practice over the past decade. All diagnostic ECG criteria are given with relevant and instructive ECGs, providing a quick review or refresher for proficiency tests and for physicians preparing for the ECG section of the Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination. This edition contains over 320 ECGs and instructive illustrations, including 81 new ECG tracings. Clear and concise 11-step methods are set out in a user-friendly synopsis format.
From the reviews of the third edition:
“As the title indicates, the book describes a method of ECG interpretation meant to increase the reader’s accuracy and speed when reviewing ECGs. … It is aimed at anyone wanting to improve proficiency in ECG interpretation. It starts at a very basic level but provides information that would be useful to trainees in medicine and cardiology seeking to hone their skills. … This book provides a method for systematic interpretation of ECG suitable for beginning ECG readers.” (James Schipper, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2008)
From the Back Cover
The ECG is the oldest cardiologic test, but even 100 years after its inception, it continues as the most commonly used cardiologic test. Despite the advent of expensive and sophisticated alternatives, the ECG remains the most reliable tool for the conÞrmation of acute myocardial infarction (MI). The ECG — not the CK-MB, troponins, echocardiogram, or SPECT or PET scan — dictates the timely administration of lifesaving PCI or thrombolytic therapy. There is no test to rival the ECG in the diagnosis of arrhythmias, which is a common and bothersome clinical cardiologic problem. In this new third edition, Rapid ECG Interpretation presents a systematic step-by-step approach that provides protocols consistent with changes in cardiology practice over the past decade. All diagnostic ECG criteria are given with relevant and instructive ECGs, providing a quick review or refresher for proficiency tests and for physicians preparing for the ECG section of the Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination. Among the additions to this new edition is a new chapter, ECG Board Assessment Quiz, whichh provides 81 selected ECG tracings which should sharpen the skills of all who which to Interpret ECGs.
Authoratative and timely, Rapid ECG Interpretation, Third Edition, is an essestial reference for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, internists, residents in internal medicine, family practicioners, and residents in family practice.
About the Author
M. Gabriel Khan, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP (C), FACP, FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada